Eritrea blocks social media

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Eritreans are unable to access social media networks from yesteday, the BBC’s Tigrinya Service reports. People have thus been forced to turn to Virtual Private Networks, VPN, to exchange messages. In Eritrea, the internet cannot be accessed via mobile phones, the report added. The government is said to have taken the measure to avert an… Read more »


Somaliland: The legitimacy of 18 May

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Somaliland: The legitimacy of May 18 The legitimacy of May 18 has been questioned by the members of parliament as well as dignitary figures. What is wrong with May 18? Why does senator Dhakool demonise May 18? If I tried to answer these questions my answer would be simple. First of all, what is wrong… Read more »


US Revokes Citizenship of Portland Imam

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After many years in process, the U.S. government revoked the U.S. citizenship of the former imam of the largest mosque in Portland. As part of a settlement deal, Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman Kariye, 57, agreed to acknowledge that he had given false information to immigration officials in July 1997 when he applied for U.S. citizenship. In… Read more »


Somaliland: The Scandalous Non-Payment Of Taxes By Big Businesses & Wealthy Merchants.

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Somaliland: The Scandalous Non-Payment Of Taxes By Big Businesses & Wealthy Merchants. Hargeisa,(Qaran news)-The Somaliland Home Minister, Mohamed Kahin Ahmed has declared that Somaliland’s big companies and wealthiest individuals do not pay any income, corporation or goods taxes, at all. Speaking before the standing committee of the Somaliland House of Representatives, Minister Kahin stated ”… Read more »


Ex-Somali Army Officer Facing US Civil Trial Over Human Rights Abuses

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A resident of Virginia is the subject of a lawsuit accusing him of human rights abuses while he was a high-ranking officer during the brutal reign of former Somali dictator Mohamed Siad Barre. A civil trial began this week in a U.S. federal courtroom in Alexandria, Virginia, against Yusuf Abdi Ali, in a suit brought… Read more »